Iran Mocks Babylon the Great’s Hypocrisy

Iran: Pompeo offer to visit Tehran a ‘hypocritical gesture’

BY RACHEL FRAZIN

Iran has reportedly called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s offer to visit Tehran a “hypocritical gesture.”

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday in comments directed at Pompeo, “You don’t need to come to Iran,” according to The Associated Press.

Speaking from a Cabinet meeting, Zarif said that Pompeo should rather allow Iranian reporters to obtain visas to go to the U.S. and interview him, saying that Pompeo rejected their attempts to get visas.

His statements follow a recent tweet by Pompeo in which the secretary of State offered to visit Tehran and address the Iranian people.

“We aren’t afraid of [Zarif] coming to America where he enjoys the right to speak freely,” Pompeo tweeted.

“Are the facts of the [Khamenei] regime so bad he cannot let me do the same thing in Tehran?” he said, referring to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “What if his people heard the truth, unfiltered, unabridged.”

Iran in recent weeks exceeded the uranium stockpile and enrichment levels agreed to in that deal.

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